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Home Buying for Couples

If you and your spouse have started researching Richmond homes for sale, you might have noticed that you have different tastes. Whether it's the size, location, or style of home, there's a good chance that you'll need to compromise on some things. Since your home is one of the single largest investments you'll ever make, it's important to make sure you'll both be happy in the long run.

Getting on the same page before you start home shopping will save you a lot of headaches. The last thing you want is to end up in a stalemate that causes you to miss out on a great buying opportunity, or, even worse, make a purchase that you later end up regretting.

Our REALTORS® have plenty of experience in working with couples to help them find a home that's perfect for both of them. Here are some of their best tips to help you get started.

  • Make Separate "Must Have" Lists
    One of the best ways to come to a compromise is to figure out which things you and your spouse agree on. To do this, each of you should make a list of 10 things that are "must-have" features, and 10 "wish list" items. It's best if you make these lists completely separately and compare them only when you're done. 

    Once you've come up with at least a few items that you have in common, you can use this is a basis to start narrowing down your options. When you come across a home that has at least some of the features you both want, you'll find that compromising on other points gets much easier.

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Richmond - Carytown Cupcakes

If you're looking at Richmond homes for sale, Carytown is a can't-miss neighborhood--even if you only come for the cupcakes. Nestled in the middle of one of our city's most eclectic shopping and dining districts, Carytown Cupcakes is a creative boutique bakery that's well worth a trip to Cary Street. From flavors based on children's books to boozy happy hour specials, this bakery has plenty of sweet surprises in store for Richmond residents.

Here are some of our favorite things to do at Carytown Cupcakes:

  • Try the Latest Seasonal Theme
    Creativity is encouraged in this kitchen, and it shows. A rotating menu brings new seasonal treats and pop culture creations every few months, so there's always something new to try, like the bakery's famous Harry Potter-themed cupcakes (complete with tiny sorting hats). Warm up in winter with blackberry cobbler, then celebrate spring with refreshing lemon berry pound cake… each season brings new ingredients and flavor combinations.

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RVA Nurseries for Spring Curb Appeal
When selling your Richmond, Virginia, home, making a good first impression is essential. Appealing landscaping can help you sell faster and get a higher price for your property. This is especially true in spring when potential buyers can explore Richmond homes for sale without worrying about snow or uncomfortably hot weather. Keep your lawn well-manicured, trim trees and hedges, and plant beautiful flowers to make your property look inviting. You can get help planning your home's springtime curb appeal at these RVA nurseries.

  1. Sneed's Nursery8756 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond
    Sneed's Nursery has had its own landscaping department for more than 30 years, and they employ two professional designers. All their designs are unique, and they can help you make sure your landscaping compliments your architecture and suits the environment. Sneed's also offers several inexpensive classes for beginning gardeners. You can learn which plants are easiest to care for, how to get rid of pests, and more. Their "We Plan, You Plant" service will give you detailed landscaping advice, and they can create custom containers for the plants on your deck or patio.

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Spring Home Maintenance Guide
Spring might feel like it's a long way off right now, but it has a way of sneaking up on you. And as a homeowner, you know that it's never too soon to start planning ahead for spring maintenance. Our REALTORS® are here to offer some tips for getting your house ready for spring. 

Spring Maintenance Checklist

Every house is unique, and depending on your location and climate, your home maintenance checklist for spring may look a little different from this one. Still, for most areas across the U.S., the arrival of spring brings a similar set of challenges for your home. Here's how to get your house ready when spring arrives:

  • Roof: Shingles often wear out, detach or become damaged during winter. If you feel comfortable doing so, climb up on a ladder for a closer look. If not, do a visual inspection from ground level and contact a roofing professional for a more detailed inspection.

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